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‘Annoying & inappropriate’: Norwegian anti-immigrant party seeks ban on Islamic call to prayer

Norway’s Progress Party is set to vote on banning the Islamic call to prayer, claiming it disturbs residents. But the country’s Muslim leaders say they use a phone app, not loudspeakers, to summon worshippers to prayer. Read more The anti-immigration party, part of the ruling two-party coalition, will vote on the measure when it meets for its national conference this ...

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Germany must veto Trump's Syria strike plan within NATO – Left Party chair

Germany needs to fight Donald Trump’s plan to launch a military attack on Syria, the co-chair of the country’s Die Linke (Left Party) has said, adding that war would only escalate an already-bad situation. Speaking to Taz newspaper, Katja Kipping said that intervention in Syria in response to the alleged chemical attack in Douma would not help the people in ...

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Russia’s FSB called as third party in Telegram blocking trial

A Moscow court has called the Federal Security Service (FSB) as a third party in the case into whether popular internet messenger Telegram should be blocked, after the firm refusal to hand over encryption keys to the authorities. The decision was announced on Thursday, after the Tagansky District Court held preliminary consultations over the lawsuit initiated earlier this month by ...

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Hungary PM Orban declares victory as ruling party projected to take 67% of parliament seats

Viktor Orban has claimed a decisive victory and is set for a third term as Hungarian prime minister, after preliminary results show his Fidesz party taking an overwhelming majority of at least 134 seats in the 199-seat parliament. “We have won… Hungary has won a great victory,” Orban told a crowd of cheering supporters at a Sunday night rally, who ...

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Party like a Russian: Friends saw off massive chunk of ice & sail down a river (VIDEO)

It’s true that everyone’s definition of a good time varies, but one group of Russian friends managed to have fun in the oddest of ways – by sawing off a huge chunk of ice and sailing it down the river while sitting in a bath tub. Footage posted online by Ruptly news agency shows the group of 15 friends using ...

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Putin critic Navalny launches ‘Working Title’ party to prevent Freemason hijack

Russian anti-corruption blogger turned politician, Aleksey Navalny, has announced his intention to register the “Working Title” party, explaining that the name is meant to prevent interference from the country’s top Freemason. Navalny made the announcement through his Telegram messenger blog on Tuesday. “This time we have filed paperwork for founding a political party named ‘Working Title.’ We will rename it ...

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Merkel’s party bought voter data from Deutsche Post during 2017 election race – report

Germany’s national mail service Deutsche Post reportedly sold personal data, including information on voters’ gender, wealth and consumer habits, to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party ahead of the 2017 elections. Both the Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Free Democratic Party (FDP) began acquiring information from a Deutsche Post subsidiary in advance of the September 2017 general elections, Bild newspaper revealed. ...

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Expel Americans from historic Moscow mansion, leader of Russian nationalist party urges

Vladimir Zhirinovsky has proposed having the US ambassador expelled from the famous Spaso House residence in Moscow, and suggested that his party should occupy the building after it becomes vacant. “We have repeatedly proposed using asymmetrical measures. For example, we could reply to the expulsion of our diplomats by depriving the US Embassy in Moscow of the magnificent Spaso House ...

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Facebook will cut off access to third party data for ad targeting

In a surprise change, Facebook will give up one major data source that the company uses to help advertisers target relevant users on the platform. The company just announced that it will end a feature called Partner Categories, launched back in 2013 out of a partnership between Facebook and major data brokers. Third party data helps Facebook further atomize its ...

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Le Pen seeks party rebranding into ‘National Rally’ to better appeal to French voters

France’s National Front party is planning a makeover, to counter public misconceptions about it. The move, leader Marine Le Pen hopes, will ensure the nationalist faction a firm position in power for decades to come. The leader of the National Front, Marine le Pen, formally proposed changing the name of the party to ‘National Rally’ on Sunday, in a speech ...

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